Title: Fire-Testing Epoxies
Author(s): Joseph M. Plecnik, John Plecnik, Victor parra, Ahmad Diba
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 29-33
With the increasing use of epoxy adhesives in the repair and strengthening of concrete structures, the risk for elevated temperature or fire exposure on epoxy-repaired concrete elements is also increased. The authors have investigated the effects of fire exposure on epoxy-repaired concrete beams, determined the effectiveness of a plaster coating applied to epoxy-repaired beams, and evaluated deflections and strength.